XF 2.2 RSS Feed Parsing Error

Joe Blow

Well-known member
One of my users has reported an RSS feed error that started happening recently. When I tried to validate the feed on one of the RSS feed validation websites, I received a parsing error.


This feed does not validate.
  • line 2, column 84: XML parsing error: <unknown>:2:84: not well-formed (invalid token) [help]

    ... .org/2005/Atom#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/ ...

Here is the screenshot from the website output:


Does anyone know why this would have started happening recently or what can be done to fix it so that the RSS feed validates correctly?


Joe Blow

Well-known member
Hello, did you install anything new related to Google Ads or Google Marketing Platform or change any of their settings?

Bingo! I recently installed [DigitalPoint] Better Google Analytics addon and noticed that a recent update fixed the following issue:

Fixes issue with medium/source tracking in RSS feed causing the RSS feed to not validate as being valid

I have updated the addon and the issue is now resolved. Thanks! :)